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Joint Center Meets with U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy

On May 23, the Joint Center, partnering with INSIGHT America, organized a breakfast with U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

The House Majority Leader is primarily tasked with scheduling legislation for floor consideration. This officer also plans the daily, weekly, and annual legislative agendas, and works to advance the goals of the majority party.

Before becoming House Majority Leader on August 1, 2014, McCarthy was elected to the House leadership as the Republican Chief Deputy Whip (2009 to 2011) and House Majority Whip (2011 until August 2014). He also represents California’s 23rd Congressional District, which covers most of Kern and Tulare Counties, and northeastern Los Angeles County.

Meeting Participants Included:

  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Interim President Cristina Antelo
  • National Action Network Associate DC Bureau Chief Faith T. Blackburne
  • US Black Chambers President & CEO Ron Busby
  • District of Columbia Republican Party Senior Vice Chairman Rev. Ralph Chittams Sr.
  • National Congress of American Indians Policy & Legislative Director Denise Desiderio
  • CSX Director of Federal Affairs Garrick Francis
  • Democracy Fund Program Director Betsy Hawkings
  • National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Senior Policy Analyst Erin Hustings
  • Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Board Chair Barbara Johnson
  • Jack Kemp Foundation President Jimmy Kemp
  • Global Political Solutions, LLC Managing Partner Aaron T. Manaigo
  • Asian Pacific American Institute of Congressional Studies Program President & CEO Floyd Mori
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice President & Executive Director Mee Moua
  • Corporation for Enterprise Development Director of Government Affairs David Newville
  • Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies President Spencer Overton
  • Urban Institute Executive Director of US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty Project Nisha Patel
  • INSIGHT America Co-Founder Elroy Sailor
  • Former Lt. MD Governor/ Former RNC Chair Michael Steele
  • Black Republican Congressional Staff Association Executive Committee Board Member Olivia Trusty
  • Koch Companies Public Sector Director of Coalitions Jona Van Deun

View photos here.

Previous breakfasts have included House Ways & Means Chair Kevin BradySecretary of Education John KingHouse Agriculture Chair Mike Conaway, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.